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ERIC Number: EJ618702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0896-2693
Hanging in the Balance: The Fate of the Cherokee Language in the 21st Century.
Duncan, Barbara R.; Taylor, James
Now & Then, v17 n2 p35-40 Sum 2000
Less than 200 years ago, nearly every Cherokee could read and write the Cherokee language because of the syllabary form of writing invented by Sequoyah. Language use declined due to government boarding school policies that forbade use of the Cherokee language. Isolated communities and medicine people kept the language alive. Current efforts to revive the language are reviewed. (TD)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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